During a 45-minute European facial at Black Tie Salon & Day Spa, clients undergo an epidermal analysis that helps to determine the correct treatment to nourish and relax the skin. A cleansing and an exfoliation remove surface dirt, dead cells, and gravy smudges, and a mask addresses particular skin issues. A hand-and-arm massage delivers soothing strokes to loosen the muscles. Clients can also choose an eyebrow service, crafting perfect arches with which to express delight over their facials. Warm vitamin-infused wax smothers brows before their quick removal with a cloth strip. Threading provides an alternative for those with sensitive skin or a deep empathy for candles. During this method, a twisted cotton thread lassos entire rows of hair to shape brows gently and efficiently while preserving the surrounding skin. Guests awaiting treatment can recline on a plush black-leather couch and peruse a collection of magazines inside a sleek studio of red walls adorned with black mirrors.
Specializing in noninvasive treatments, Dr. Alireza Falahati and the staff at Lisse Laser and Aesthetics revitalize skin with laser wavelengths and products from SkinCeuticals, GlyMed, ColorScience, and Clarisonic. The facility's chic waiting area greets clients with wooden floors, artwork-clad walls, and black, leather couches that showcase the luxury of hairless arms and legs.
Zen Massage's trained therapists relax patients' taut tendons, putting bodies and minds at ease. Visitors can lie back and drift away on a 30-minute Silver Cloud massage, feeling the bed's jade rollers warm tendons, dissipate bodily tension, and create a low-pressure system in the brain (a $20 value). A massage therapist then soothes backs with experienced knuckles and palms in the 30-minute Quick Fix massage (a $49 value). After the massage restores skeletons to their naturally upright form, patients emerge with spines as straight as the horizon and faces beaming bright as a lighthouse.
Having visited clients in hotels and ski resorts for seven years before establishing her own practice, licensed massage therapist Allison and her other therapists has amassed a repertoire of luxurious add-ons to her services. Her wintertime patrons rest atop heated tables, for example, and she swaddles limbs in warm towels upon request. Guests can even choose how they would like their aromatherapy oils to be distributed: directly on the skin, diffused through the air, or delicately combed into their mustache.
Allison still makes house and hotel calls to complement her in-spa treatments, which cover a range of specialty massage techniques. Her signature modality mixes Swedish, Russian, and trigger-point therapy for a medley of surface- and deep-tissue work, whereas a pure relaxation massage relies on Swedish kneads to lull muscles into slack serenity. She and her apprentices have also mastered the use of hot stones, salt scrubs, and paraffin wraps to enhance their appointments. Whether her customers are hoping for pinpointed, intense strokes or a romantic couples massage, they can anticipate calming music and intuitive touch from the team.
Within the deep-vanilla walls of A New U Salon & Spa, stylist Megan Gonzales sets up shop with all the necessary tools and brand-name hair potions needed to style, nourish, and transform her clients’ locks. Each of Megan’s treatments begins with an in-depth consultation, during which she discusses her subject's desired style, level of upkeep, and bridge clearance height before picking up her shears or coloring brush. Specializing in Redken color treatments, Megan refreshes hairstyles through her expertise in face-flattering cuts and subtle yet stylish hue transformations.
The licensed massage therapists at Deep Tissue & Structural Healing send soothing ripples across the muscles with a diverse array of massage modalities. A muscle mender can administer flowing Swedish strokes to promote relaxation, or hone in on more troublesome aches during a custom deep-tissue session. Guests may also pair bodywork with hot towels, warm organic oil, or a stint in the facility's infrared sauna.